Sand castles don't have to stay on the beach. Whether you are at home, in a classroom or even in your own backyard, your preschooler can use a sand and glue mixture and some basic art materials to create magical castles that rival their ...
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While you're reading Marcus Pfister's "The Rainbow Fish" to your preschool class, your students can create a few hands-on crafts. The book, about a fish who is very proud of his shiny scales, discusses the topics of friendship and sharing to young children. After reading the book, your preschoolers can use a variety of materials to make colorful, shiny rainbow fish.
It is inevitable that after a load of laundry you will find yourself with a sock's pair mysteriously missing. Since that sock is likely to never return, save the other half for a preschool sock craft on a rainy day or in the preschool classroom. If you don't want to spend your time waiting for socks to disappear, you can purchase them in bulk for the same crafts and the cost is still relatively inexpensive.
Sharing with others, kindness and being a friend are invaluable lessons for any child to learn early. Learning to share is a life-long lesson and one that gives a child a solid foundation upon which to create real friendships as she matures. There are several activities for preschoolers that teach these lessons in fun activities that are both instructive and rewarding.
Whether you are teaching your preschool classroom about crocodiles or planning a reptile-themed birthday party, prepare a variety of hands-on crafts for the children to do. Young children will enjoy using their imagination and showing off their creativity while doing crafts about the leathery-skinned reptiles that many people fear. They can keep the crafts for themselves or give them away as gifts.
Depending on your local weather, autumn can be a tricky season for preschool. The weather is turning crisp, which can feel nice after a long summer but also means you can't keep children outside all day. Craft projects keep them busy indoors. Wreaths are an easy project for children to make, but creating the forms is a job for teachers. Cut the centers out of paper plates, then help children tape or glue on decorations.
Help your preschooler develop her math, motor and even social skills by building a cool, crafty bridge. Your mini-engineer can design, construct and play with a simple scale model of any type of span from suspensions to beam bridges. You can also teach your child about recycling by reusing household items for some of your bridge building materials.